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February 6, 2013

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Camosun alumnus Rob Fleming looks ahead as MLA

February 19, 2013 by Damen Korkoras, contributing writer  
Filed under February 6, 2013, Campus

Before he was an MLA, Rob Fleming was a student politician. Representing the Victoria-Swan Lake area as a New Democrat MLA since being elected and re-elected in 2005 and 2009 respectively, Fleming has had a natural interest in politics that started in high school (he was later elected a student union representative during his post-secondary […]

Artists take a crack at Carroll classic

February 18, 2013 by Nicole Beneteau, contributing writer  
Filed under February 6, 2013, Arts

For those looking for a journey down the rabbit hole, the upcoming show at the Fifty Fifty Arts Collective is sure to scratch that adventurous itch. Curiouser: Contemporary Responses to Alice in Wonderland is a collection of works from over 15 BC artists that explores some the iconic imagery found in Lewis Carroll’s famous stories. […]

Albert Herring funny, poignant, inspiring

February 15, 2013 by Insu Kim, contributing writer  
Filed under February 6, 2013, Arts

What did Benjamin Britten, one of the central figures of 20th-century British classical music, want to tell us through the satire Albert Herring? Come find out when Pacific Opera Victoria performs Herring, one of Britten’s greatest pieces. Here’s how the quirky story starts: the town of Loxford needs a Queen of the May, but autocratic […]

Open Space: Public losing sight of pipeline’s true detriment

February 14, 2013 by Ryan Brezzi, contributing writer  
Filed under February 6, 2013, Views

In order for BC residents to get some bucks back in their pockets, they need an oil spill. If you think about it, logically, there would be several benefits for residents in the case of an oil spill. Think about all the homeless and jobless people that could be given work and taught better values […]

Relationships: One not lonely for singles and Victoria Friends Meetup Group

February 14, 2013 by Jean Oliver, contributing writer  
Filed under February 6, 2013, Features

“One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do, two can be as bad as one/it’s the loneliest number since the number one.” Two infamous lines from the song “One,” by Harry Nilsson, appear to clinch the whole single-versus-couple debate. But can we even argue on the merits of two completely different modes of being? […]

Cheesecake Burlesque gear up for annual bump and grind at Victoria’s Metro Theatre

February 8, 2013 by Jason Schreurs, Managing Editor  
Filed under February 6, 2013, Arts

In a lot of ways, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for burlesque. And if it’s Cheesecake Burlesque’s annual Bump and Grind Valentine show, even better. Cheesecake, a local burlesque troupe formed in 2006, has never shied away from the more dramatic elements of the skin-tastic art form. In their latest show, it’s not just […]

Eye on campus: February 6 – 19

February 6, 2013 by Damen Korkoras, contributing writer  
Filed under February 6, 2013, Columns

Wednesday, February 6 Tools of manipulation The Victoria Peace Coalition and the UVic social justice studies department will be hosting a presentation and workshop at UVic’s MacLaurin building on February 6. This seminar is the first part of the series The History of the Media: Tools of Manipulation, and it will feature Bo Filter, author […]

Victoria Tea Festival continues to grow

February 6, 2013 by Insu Kim, contributing writer  
Filed under February 6, 2013, Arts

“Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.” Seeing the amount of vendors and attendees at previous years of the Victoria Tea Festival, you just might be reminded of this phrase from the Bible. It sounds dramatic, but the fest has seen dramatic growth: it started very small and is now […]

Ability’s Muse: Offensive words can hurt

February 6, 2013 by by Rachael Grant, camosun college students with (dis)abilities collective  
Filed under February 6, 2013, Columns

It’s common practice in today’s society to say what’s on your mind without considering the implications. What we say can make or break a relationship, build a person up, or bring them to their knees. Words are far more powerful than we give them credit for. A word that I hear at an alarming frequency […]

Government faces heat after student loan privacy breach

February 6, 2013 by Sean Brady, The Omega  
Filed under February 6, 2013, News

Those affected by the student loan privacy breach announced on Jan. 11 are organizing and demanding government accountability. A Facebook group called Student Loan Borrowers Affected by the HRDSC Privacy Breach, comprised of 2,459 borrowers as of January 31, has formed, with more than 250 of them signing a letter released on January 28. The […]

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